West Linn Summer Day Camp
Frequently Asked Questions

**If you still have questions after reviewing this page, contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.**

Denise and kids in field

What should my child bring to camp?

  • A substantive sack lunch (lunches should not require refrigeration or heating)
  • Water bottle labeled with child’s first and last name
  • Clothing that is comfortable & appropriate for walking, getting dirty or possibly wet
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes for walking, playing & exploring

My child has food restrictions/allergies; do I need to send them with their own daily snacks?

At Camp Fire we work to accommodate all food needs for our youth. When you register your child make sure to include food restrictions or allergies and we will be sure to have an inclusive snack menu with alternatives for students who have special food needs.

Do I need to drop my child off at a specific time every day?

As mentioned above the bulk of our programming happens between 9:00-4:00 every day. If your camper arrives after 9:00, they may miss out on some of our scheduled activities but we will make sure to help them find their group and get started for the day. Please make sure to communicate with the Director or Assistant Directors if you are planning to drop your student off after 9:00 am.

Can I pick my child up before 4:00 PM every day?

he bulk of our specialized programming happens between 9:00 and 4:00 every day, this includes field trips, special visitors, games, crafts, and other camp activities. If you would like to pick your child up before 4:00 pm just make sure to connect with the Director or Assistant Directors beforehand so they can ensure your child is cleaned-up and on-site when you come to get them. Your camper may miss out on some activities if they leave before 4:00 pm.

How can I stay informed about upcoming camp activities?

A weekly newsletter will be available on the first day of each session outlining any field trips or special visitors for the week. There will also be a daily schedule posted on site each day.

If a child is going into 6th grade after the summer and was part of the Before and After School program during 5th grade, Can they attend our Summer Day Camp?

As long as the student is 12 years old or younger they can attend our summer program. So going into 6th grade should be fine, but they will be in a group with 4th and 5th grade students. Our curriculum is focused on students in K-5th grade.

Are there overnights for Summer Day Camp?

No. But if you are interested in exploring our overnight resident camp, find more information at CampNamanu.org.

Is there extended care this year?

Yes, but this year it is free for everyone! Extended care is now included when you sign up for any session of camp.

Can I give my session payment to the Day Camp staff on site?

No. All payments must go through our registration team in the office. Staff are not allowed to take money on site. If you need to pay your bill or have questions about payment options please contact our registrar at registrar@campfirecolumbia.org or (971) 340-1607 or (971) 340-1608.

What is the cancellation policy?

West Linn Day Camp cancellation policy is located here.

Do I receive a discount for registering for multiple weeks of camp?

Register for 5 or more weeks and receive a 20% discount for each session.
    Discounts only apply if you register for multiple sessions at one time within the same purchase and per child.
    Discounts and financial assistant cannot be combined, but we will work to make sure families receive the greatest benefit.

 

My 4-year old will be in Kindergarten in the fall, can they attend camp before they turn 5?

As a licensed child care program, West Linn Summer Day Camp must follow state licensing requirements for school-aged programs. One of the requirements is that all participants must be between the ages of 5 and 12. We are happy to welcome your child to program as soon as they have their 5th birthday. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this rule.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us!

Day Camp Director – Tanya Spence
WLDayCamp@campfirecolumbia.org

WLWV Multi-Site Coordinator – Gina Sander
gsander@campfirecolumbia.org
971-340-1603